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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426688/vancomycin-associated-acute-kidney-injury-a-cross-sectional-study-from-a-single-center-in-china
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Kunming Pan, Lingyun Ma, Qian Xiang, Xueying Li, Haixia Li, Ying Zhou, Li Yang, Yimin Cui
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the current situation of vancomycin (VAN)-associated acute kidney injury (VA-AKI) in China and identify the risk factors for VA-AKI, as well as to comprehensively examine the risk related to concurrent drug use. Further, we assessed the outcomes of patients who developed VA-AKI and the risk factors for these outcomes. Finally, we aimed to provide suggestions for improving the prevention and treatment of VA-AKI in China. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of inpatients who had been treated with VAN between January 2013 and December 2013 at Peking University First Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423963/patient-perceptions-of-environmental-control-units-experiences-of-veterans-with-spinal-cord-injuries-and-disorders-receiving-inpatient-va-healthcare
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Bella Etingen, Rachael N Martinez, Marissa A Vallette, Ryan Dendinger, Balmatee Bidassie, Scott Miskevics, Hira T Khan, Huberta T Cozart, Sara M Locatelli, Frances M Weaver
PURPOSE: To assess patients' perceptions of environmental control units (ECUs) at Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A brief questionnaire was conducted with patients in real-time while they were hospitalised ("on-the-spot questionnaire"); a survey was mailed to patients who had recently been discharged from a hospital stay ("discharge survey"). Data were analysed using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Seventy on-the-spot questionnaires and 80 discharge surveys were collected...
April 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416493/phacoemulsification-compared-with-phacotrabeculectomy-surgery-a-within-person-observational-cohort-study
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Kazim Dhalla, Simon Cousens, Ian E Murdoch
AIM: To compare reduction in intraocular pressure (IOP) and gain in visual acuity (VA) following phacotrabeculectomy (PT) and phacoemulsification(phaco) in Tanzanian patients with primary open angle glaucoma(POAG). SETTING: CCBRT Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. DESIGN: Within-person observational cohort study. METHODS: Within each patient, one eye had PT and the other phaco. Patients were followed for up to 5-1/2 years, and IOP and VA in each eye were assessed...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407686/tumor-stage-and-primary-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-at-a-large-tertiary-hospital-in-china-a-real-world-study
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Jian-Hong Zhong, Ning-Fu Peng, Xue-Mei You, Liang Ma, Xiao Xiang, Yan-Yan Wang, Wen-Feng Gong, Fei-Xiang Wu, Bang-De Xiang, Le-Qun Li
The current clinical reality of tumor stages and primary treatments of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is poorly understood. This study reviewed the distribution of tumor stages and primary treatment modalities among a large population of patients with primary HCC. Medical records of patients treated between January 2003 and October 2013 for primary HCC at our tertiary hospital in China were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 6241 patients were analyzed. The distribution of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stages was as follows: stage 0/A, 28...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404977/assessment-of-the-cancer-risk-factors-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodules
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Li Yang, Qiao Zhang, Li Bai, Ting-Yuan Li, Chuang He, Qian-Li Ma, Liang-Shan Li, Xue-Quan Huang, Gui-Sheng Qian
There are no large samples or exact prediction models for assessing the cancer risk factors of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) in the Chinese population. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and imaging data of patients with SPNs who underwent computer tomography guided needle biopsy in our hospital from Jan 1st of 2011 to March 30th of 2016. These patients were divided into a development data set and a validation data set. These groups included 1078 and 344 patients, respectively. A prediction model was developed from the development data set and was validated with the validation data set using logistic regression...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402517/posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-vertebral-artery-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-comparison-of-saccular-vs-dissecting-aneurysms
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Mitchell T Foster, Amit Herwadkar, Hiren C Patel
BACKGROUND: Two distinct categories of aneurysms are described in relation to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) and vertebral artery (VA): saccular (SA) and dissecting (DA) types. This distinction is often unrecognized because abnormalities here are uncommon and most studies are small. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there are any differences in the clinical presentation, in-hospital course, or outcomes in patients with DA vs SA of the PICA or VA. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with a VA or PICA aneurysm were identified from a departmental subarachnoid hemorrhage database and categorized into DA or SA types...
April 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400222/self-reported-health-and-safety-awareness-improves-prediction-of-level-of-care-needs-in-veterans-discharged-from-a-post-acute-unit
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Julija Stelmokas, Linas A Bieliauskas, Katherine A Kitchen Andren, Robert Hogikyan, Neil B Alexander
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the differential value of a self-reported health and safety awareness measure relative to other medical, psychosocial, and cognitive factors in predicting level of care (LOC) needs following hospital discharge. DESIGN: Retrospective medical record review. SETTING: Community Living Center Post-Acute Care (CLC-PAC) unit at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 175 Veterans admitted to the VA hospital or directly to the CLC-PAC from home...
April 8, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395598/improving-clerkship-preparedness-a-hospital-medicine-elective-for-pre-clerkship-students
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Denise M Connor, Paul J Conlon, Bridget C O'Brien, Calvin L Chou
BACKGROUND: Medical students often struggle to apply their nascent clinical skills in clerkships. While transitional clerkships can orient students to new roles and logistics, students may benefit from developing clinical skills in inpatient environments earlier in their curriculum to improve readiness for clerkships. INTERVENTION: Our four- to six-session elective provides pre-clerkship students with individualized learning in the inpatient setting with the aim of improving clerkship preparedness...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389122/venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-results-of-a-multicenter-study
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Fausto Biancari, Magnus Dalén, Andrea Perrotti, Antonio Fiore, Daniel Reichart, Sorosh Khodabandeh, Helmut Gulbins, Svante Zipfel, Mosab Al Shakaki, Henryk Welp, Antonella Vezzani, Tiziano Gherli, Jaakko Lommi, Tatu Juvonen, Peter Svenarud, Sidney Chocron, Jean Philippe Verhoye, Karl Bounader, Giuseppe Gatti, Marco Gabrielli, Matteo Saccocci, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Francesco Onorati, Giuseppe Santarpino, Khalid Alkhamees, Vito G Ruggieri, Angelo M Dell'Aquila
BACKGROUND: The evidence of the benefits of using venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is scarce. METHODS: We analyzed the outcomes of patients who received VA-ECMO therapy due to cardiac or respiratory failure after isolated CABG in 12 centers between 2005 and 2016. Patients treated preoperatively with ECMO were excluded from this study. RESULTS: VA-ECMO was employed in 148 patients after CABG for median of 5...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386477/a-retrospective-study-on-clinical-features-and-visual-outcome-of-patients-hospitalized-for-ocular-trauma-in-cangzhou-china
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Xi Zhang, Yuqing Liu, Xiangning Ji, Yuanyuan Zou
Purpose. To describe clinical features and to analyze visual outcome of ocular trauma in Cangzhou in 2012-2015, China. Methods. A retrospective study of ocular trauma cases admitted to Cangzhou Central Hospital from January 2012 till December 2015 was performed. Results. This study included a total of 507 eyes from 478 patients. Four hundred (83.7%) patients were male, with a male-to-female ratio of 5.1 : 1. Mean age was 43.6 ± 18.3 years (5-95 years). The largest age group was 45-59 years old, followed by 30-44 years old, presenting two peaks of the age distribution and accounting for 28...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383055/incidence-and-factors-associated-with-mortality-in-2-476-patients-with-variant-angina-in-korea
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Hack-Lyoung Kim, Jayeun Kim, Hyun Joo Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jin Yong Lee
This study investigated the incidence and risk factors of mortality in 2,476 patients with variant angina (VA) using the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort between 2004 and 2011. The risk factors of all-cause and cardiac mortality were investigated using Cox proportional hazards model. Most patients (69.5%) were less than 65 years and 42.9% were women. During the median follow-up duration of 4.9 years, there were 178 (7.2%) and 95 (3.8%) cases of all-cause and cardiac mortality, respectively...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371405/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-hospitalized-for-ocular-trauma-in-south-central-china
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Wanpeng Wang, Yalan Zhou, Jun Zeng, Meng Shi, Baihua Chen
PURPOSE: Ocular trauma is a major cause of visual loss, but little is known about its epidemiology and clinical characteristics in China. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of ocular trauma and assess prognostic factors in Changsha, Hunan, located in South-Central China. METHODS: A retrospective case series (ICD codes: S05) study of ocular trauma in patients was performed at the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014...
March 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367162/factors-affecting-the-visual-outcome-in-acute-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Qamar Ul Islam, Muhammad Asad Farooq, Mohammad Asim Mehboob
OBJECTIVE: To determine the visual outcome in patients with acute Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) and to analyze the association of clinical, angiographic and tomographic factors with final visual outcome in Pakistani population. METHODS: This study was conducted at AFIO Rawalpindi and PNS Shifa Naval hospital Karachi from November 2011 to August 2016. Fifty five eyes of 53 patients with acute CSCR were included. All patients underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination including SD OCT imaging at baseline, One month and three month and FFA was performed at baseline...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347320/life-threatening-massive-pulmonary-embolism-rescued-by-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Fillipo Corsi, Guillaume Lebreton, Nicolas Bréchot, Guillaume Hekimian, Ania Nieszkowska, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Matthieu Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Despite quick implementation of reperfusion therapies, a few patients with high-risk, acute, massive, pulmonary embolism (PE) remain highly hemodynamically unstable. Others have absolute contraindication to receive reperfusion therapies. Venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) might lower their right ventricular overload, improve hemodynamic status, and restore tissue oxygenation. METHODS: ECMO-related complications and 90-day mortality were analyzed for 17 highly unstable, ECMO-treated, massive PE patients admitted to a tertiary-care center (2006-2015)...
March 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341451/is-treating-oral-and-maxillofacial-trauma-profitable-an-analysis-of-hospital-and-surgeon-reimbursement-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Dean M DeLuke, Vickas Agarwal, Trevor Holleman, Caroline K Carrico, Daniel M Laskin
PURPOSE: During the past 2 decades, there has been a marked decrease in the willingness of community-based oral and maxillofacial surgeons to participate in trauma call. Although many factors can influence the decision not to take trauma call, 1 primary disincentive is the perception that managing facial trauma might be profitable for the hospital, but not profitable for the surgeon. The purpose of this study was to compare the profitability of facial trauma management for the hospital and the surgeon at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center (Richmond, VA)...
February 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339565/association-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-the-incidence-of-appropriate-implantable-cardiac-defibrillator-therapies-in-ischaemic-and-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy
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Gerard Loughlin, Pablo Avila, Jose B Martinez-Ferrer, Javier Alzueta, Xavier Vinolas, Josep Brugada, Jose M Arizon, Ignacio Fernandez-Lozano, Enrique García-Campo, Nuria Basterra, Joaquin Fernandez De La Concha, Angel Arenal
Aims: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces the incidence of sudden cardiac death and the use of appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapies (AICDTs); however, this antiarrhythmic effect is only observed in certain groups of patients. To gain insight into the effects of CRT on ventricular arrhythmia (VA) burden, we compared the incidence of AICDT use in four groups of patients: patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy vs. non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC) and patients implanted with an ICD vs...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323324/preventing-hospitalization-with-veterans-affairs-home-based-primary-care-which-individuals-benefit-most
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Samuel T Edwards, Somnath Saha, Julia C Prentice, Steven D Pizer
OBJECTIVES: To examine how medical complexity modifies the relationship between enrollment in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home-based primary care (HBPC) and hospitalization for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSC) for veterans with diabetes mellitus and whether the effect of HBPC on hospitalizations varies according to clinical condition. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: VA and non-VA hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: VA beneficiaries aged 67 and older with diabetes mellitus and enrolled in Medicare (N = 364,972)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321136/procarbazine-lomustine-and-vincristine-pcv-regimen-for-central-nervous-system-tumors
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Dominic A Solimando, J Aubrey Waddell
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: OncRxSvc@comcast...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318718/-treatment-of-macular-edema-comparison-of-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-subconjunctival-triamcinolone-injections-sub-tenon-s-triamcinolone-injections-and-intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant
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C Carbonnière, C Couret, A Blériot, O Lebreton, H Massé, G Le Meur, P Lebranchu, M Weber
The area of uveitis is related to numerous pathological entities. One of the main causes of decreased visual acuity in these patients is macular edema. One aspect of the treatment includes cortosteroids used peri- and intra-ocularly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The goal of our work was to estimate the criteria of efficacy (on improvement in visual acuity and macular edema, as well as time to recurrence) and safety (on intraocular pressure and cataract) of these various routes of administration of corticosteroid after a single injection...
March 16, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318620/factors-associated-with-mortality-risk-in-critical-care-patients-treated-with-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Sun Hee Lee, Dong-Soo Shin, Jong Ran Kim, Hyunjung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with mortality in patients treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and to validate the discrimination of the risk assessment tools to predict mortality. BACKGROUND: VA-ECMO is a rescue therapy for patients with life-threatening cardiac failure, but mortality remains high. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical records of adult patients who underwent VA-ECMO in an intensive care unit of a university hospital, between 2009 and 2013...
March 16, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
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